Khao Yai, Thailand

Khao Yai, Thailand

Established in 1962, Khao Yai was Thailand’s first national park covering an area of around 2,168km. A paradise for nature lovers and situated in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, extending into Prachinburi, Saraburi and Nakhon Nayok provinces. Khao Yai is part of the Dong Phayayen-Khao Tai Forest Complex and has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The park boasts some impressive wildlife and is a great place to see elephants as well as other native mammals including barking deer, gibbons, dholes, Asian black bear, otters and gaurs. Around 440 bird species have been reported in Khao Yai, and the park has one of the largest populations of hornbills in Thailand making trees and canopy cover incredibly important for biodiversity and native wildlife.

Our Work in Khao Yai

PATT Foundation worked to establish a tree nursery to provide the foundations for ongoing sustainable reforestation and community development projects in and around Khao Yai National Park. Not only did the nursery provide native saplings but it created training opportunities for local people and a place for environmental education and conservation.

The PATT Tree Nursery Project launched in August 2008, and within the first year had grown more than 7,000 seedlings of 34 native species in the nursery, and planted over 4,000 saplings in the Khao Yai National Park Area.

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